August 2004

End August Status Update

My thoughts: It has crossed my mind that there have several critical and blocker bugs whose status has not been updated for a long time. With the impending release of TB 0.8 (or possibly 1.0 to match Firefox) these two “blocker” bugs and/or their status need relooking immediately: 219689 and 243167. Moreover, several “old” bugs like 215183 perhaps do not apply now due to advances to in TB code for a year. This would need verification though, but their statuses should be verified and changed as appropriate. There has been some progress made at 58612 as the screenshot there is pretty impressive regarding realtime spellchecking. Our priority should be to reduce the critical / blocker bugs asap over at the TB section of Bugzilla. Finally, the MHTML bugs in the list are there because I am a big fan of archiving webpages in MHTML format. This cannot yet be done in Mozilla / Firefox standalone, but recently I discovered an extension over @Mozdev that will help to temporarily alleviate this problem. As of this day I will provide links to third-party TB builds with MMX/SSE/SSE2 extensions. Download the appropriate one for your processor (you can check yours using a utility called CPU-Z) and report any problems in the authors’ threads @MozillaZine. These optimised builds do offer a speed increase, but at the same time, they *might* compromise on stability. Updates will continue every 5-9 days as usual due to the slower progress of TB compared to Firefox. Even though the progress in TB is going at a slower rate than its companion, I really hope that both products can slip out of Mozilla’s & Netscape’s shadow and be truly well received, stable and popular freeware. I have never encountered another set of open-source software (maybe besides Linux) that has such an aggressive marketing campaign, a bunch of dedicated developers, and two very unique “Edging” sites devoted to changes in product codes. Together, we should help spread word about Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird, for them to get the attention that they truly deserve. Feel free to pen your thoughts in the comments section.

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August 20th – August 25th Trunk Builds

Checkins: Fixed: 255581 – consistent crasher in nsImapProtocol::HandleMessageDownLoadLine() Fixed: 254834 – Adding a feed can be cancelled with OK Fixed: 256190 – thunderbird.js preferences getting loaded before mailnews.js Fixed: 250918 – Offline Re-org Top critical & blocker bugs: Since ~19th Aug 03: 215183 – Program freezes when opening large (over 100K) messages Since ~26th Aug 03: 214342 – Program fails to display folders with large numbers of emails in them(13,000) Since ~22nd Sep 03: 219689 – After login, gets stuck at “Getting server configuration info” Since ~19th Apr 04: 240819 – Crash in mail.dll when checking mail – TB073 [@ nsTransform2D::SetToIdentity ] Since ~24th Apr 04: 241609 – [Mac only] crash at 0x00706d68 NSGetModule + 0x2374 when selecting messages in INBOX Since ~10th May 04: 243167 – Platform-specific en-mac/unix/win.jar localization files not all included for each distribution Since ~12th May 04: 243442 – [Mac only] Crash on Mac OS X when sending e-mail Since ~25th May 04: 244601 – Mail inside local mailbox lost after getting mail from POP3 server Since ~19th Aug 04: 256103 – [Mac only] Talkback is missing from the Mac version of Thunderbird 0.7.3 release. Since ~23th Aug 04: 256626 – FF09x crash [@ nsViewManager::DispatchEvent] Since ~24th Aug 04: 256686 – Strange behaviors when preference show_send_progress is set to false Interesting FF & TB bugs: Since ~13th Nov 99: 18764 – Full rfc2557 MHTML multipart/related support in BROWSER Since ~28th May 00: 40873 – Save as rfc 2557 MHTML; complete webpage in one file Since ~12th Sep 00: 52386 – RFE: Consider improved MHTML support Since ~18th Dec 00: 58612 – Need realtime spellchecking mechanism Since ~22nd May 01: 82118 – Tracking bug for Saving/Sending/Viewing HTML pages (e.g., as a single file, MHTML) Since ~5th Nov 02: 178506 – save original timestamp (last-modified date) on file downloads Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion) (25-8-2004), moox’s builds, pigfoot’s builds Linux builds: Official Linux (24-8-2004) Mac builds: Official Mac (25-8-2004)

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August 15th – August 19th Trunk Builds

Checkins: Fixed: 224878 – pop account permanently blocked with hourglass Fixed: 255466 – Account option to check for new messages every XXX minutes does not work for RSS feeds Fixed: 254474 – Look into the “Message Body” Quick Search Critieria for IMAP users Fixed: 255809 – On OS X and Linux, Migration wizard shows all available migrators Fixed: 251135 – OS X UI issues with new quick search box (text overflows text box) Fixed: 256058 – Editing RSS feed: disable account level choice in “Store Feed Articles” droplist Fixed: 255326 – commandglue.js method IsSpecialFolder always says sub-folders of inbox are “special” Fixed: 256190 – thunderbird.js preferences getting loaded before mailnews.js Fixed: 254834 – Adding a feed can be cancelled with OK Top critical & blocker bugs: Since ~19th Aug 03: 215183 – Program freezes when opening large (over 100K) messages Since ~26th Aug 03: 214342 – Program fails to display folders with large numbers of emails in them(13,000) Since ~22nd Sep 03: 219689 – After login, gets stuck at “Getting server configuration info” Since ~19th Apr 04: 240819 – Crash in mail.dll when checking mail Since ~24th Apr 04: 241609 – [Mac only] crash at 0x00706d68 NSGetModule + 0x2374 when selecting messages in INBOX Since ~10th May 04: 243167 – Platform-specific en-mac/unix/win.jar localization files not all included for each distribution Since ~12th May 04: 243442 – [Mac only] Crash on Mac OS X when sending e-mail Since ~25th May 04: 244601 – Mail inside local mailbox lost after getting mail from POP3 server Since ~13th Aug 04: 255581 – [Mac only] consistent crasher in nsImapProtocol::HandleMessageDownLoadLine() Since ~19th Aug 04: 256103 – [Mac only] Talkback is missing from the Mac version of Thunderbird 0.7.3 release. Interesting FF & TB bugs: Since ~13th Nov 99: 18764 – Full rfc2557 MHTML multipart/related support in BROWSER Since ~28th May 00: 40873 – Save as rfc 2557 MHTML; complete webpage in one file Since ~12th Sep 00: 52386 – RFE: Consider improved MHTML support Since ~18th Dec 00: 58612 – Need realtime spellchecking mechanism Since ~22nd May 01: 82118 – Tracking bug for Saving/Sending/Viewing HTML pages (e.g., as a single file, MHTML) Since ~5th Nov 02: 178506 – save original timestamp (last-modified date) on file downloads Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion) (14-8-2004) Linux builds: Official Linux (19-8-2004) Mac builds: Official Mac (19-8-2004)

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August 10th – August 14th Trunk Builds

Checkins: Fixed: 219372 – The filename of the attachments become wrong with huge email i.e. 271 files – 2.5 Mb Fixed: 255451 – Better Integration with the Master Password Fixed: 255479 – Use a separate dialog for proxy connection settings Fixed: 255195 – Can’t add newsblog accounts on linux Fixed: 249988 – Offline settings aren’t saved. Fixed: 249337 – Unread count is > 0, but nothing displays in the messages pane Fixed: 255044 – Prefs for where to store collected addresses aren’n migrated from Mozilla to Thunderbird Fixed: 254694 – readme.txt in program directory refers to Seamonkey Top critical & blocker bugs: Since ~19th Aug 03: 215183 – Program freezes when opening large (over 100K) messages Since ~26th Aug 03: 214342 – Program fails to display folders with large numbers of emails in them(13,000) Since ~22nd Sep 03: 219689 – After login, gets stuck at “Getting server configuration info” Since ~6th Nov 03: 224878 – pop account permanently blocked with hourglass Since ~19th Apr 04: 240819 – Crash in mail.dll when checking mail Since ~24th Apr 04: 241609 – [Mac only] crash at 0x00706d68 NSGetModule + 0x2374 when selecting messages in INBOX Since ~10th May 04: 243167 – Platform-specific en-mac/unix/win.jar localization files not all included for each distribution Since ~12th May 04: 243442 – [Mac only] Crash on Mac OS X when sending e-mail Since ~25th May 04: 244601 – Mail inside local mailbox lost after getting mail from POP3 server Since ~13th Aug 04: 255581 – [Mac only] consistent crasher in nsImapProtocol::HandleMessageDownLoadLine() Interesting FF & TB bugs: Since ~13th Nov 99: 18764 – Full rfc2557 MHTML multipart/related support in BROWSER Since ~28th May 00: 40873 – Save as rfc 2557 MHTML; complete webpage in one file Since ~12th Sep 00: 52386 – RFE: Consider improved MHTML support Since ~18th Dec 00: 58612 – Need realtime spellchecking mechanism Since ~22nd May 01: 82118 – Tracking bug for Saving/Sending/Viewing HTML pages (e.g., as a single file, MHTML) Since ~5th Nov 02: 178506 – save original timestamp (last-modified date) on file downloads Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion) (14-8-2004) Linux builds: Official Linux (13-8-2004) Mac builds: Official Mac (14-8-2004)

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August 5th – August 9th Trunk Builds

Checkins: Fixed: 253775 – Provide interface to setting fz:quickMode in feeds.rdf Fixed: 254008 – Localization issue in Account Wizard Fixed: 254661 – Increase default biff interval for RSS Feeds Fixed: 254474 – Look into the “Message Body” Quick Search Critieria for IMAP users Fixed: 254493 – Errors when trying to subscribe to multiple feeds at the same time Fixed: 254133 – In News Feed Properties dialog “Store Feed Articles in” combo doesn’t have the default folder, “News & Blogs”, in the dropdown list. Top critical & blocker bugs: Since ~19th Aug 03: 215183 – Program freezes when opening large (over 100K) messages Since ~26th Aug 03: 214342 – Program fails to display folders with large numbers of emails in them(13,000) Since ~22nd Sep 03: 219372 – The filename of the attachments become wrong with huge email i.e. 271 files – 2.5 Mb Since ~22nd Sep 03: 219689 – After login, gets stuck at “Getting server configuration info” Since ~6th Nov 03: 224878 – pop account permanently blocked with hourglass Since ~19th Apr 04: 240819 – Crash in mail.dll when checking mail Since ~24th Apr 04: 241609 – [Mac only] crash at 0x00706d68 NSGetModule + 0x2374 when selecting messages in INBOX Since ~10th May 04: 243167 – Platform-specific en-mac/unix/win.jar localization files not all included for each distribution Since ~12th May 04: 243442 – [Mac only] Crash on Mac OS X when sending e-mail Since ~25th May 04: 244601 – Mail inside local mailbox lost after getting mail from POP3 server Interesting bugs: Since ~18th Dec 00: 58612 – Need realtime spellchecking mechanism Since ~22nd May 01: 82118 – Tracking bug for Saving/Sending/Viewing HTML pages (e.g., as a single file, MHTML) Since ~5th Nov 02: 178506 – save original timestamp (last-modified date) on file downloads Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (no discussion thread on this day’s build @ MozillaZine Forums) (9-8-2004) Linux builds: Official Linux (9-8-2004) Mac builds: Official Mac (9-8-2004)

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Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7.3 is out

mozilla.org today released minor upgrades to three of its major products. Firefox 0.9.3, Thunderbird 0.7.3 and Mozilla 1.7.2 are all now available. These three new releases were created to correct 4 possible security vulnerabilities in past versions of each product. Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion) Linux builds: Official Linux Mac builds: Official Mac

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August 1st – August 4th Trunk Builds

Checkins: Fixed: 253879 – extension installation fails on trunk; branch unaffected Fixed: 216133 – Message pane indicator for blocked image Top critical & blocker bugs: Since ~19th Aug 03: 215183 – Program freezes when opening large (over 100K) messages Since ~26th Aug 03: 214342 – Program fails to display folders with large numbers of emails in them(13,000) Since ~22nd Sep 03: 219372 – The filename of the attachments become wrong with huge email i.e. 271 files – 2.5 Mb Since ~22nd Sep 03: 219689 – After login, gets stuck at “Getting server configuration info” Since ~6th Nov 03: 224878 – pop account permanently blocked with hourglass Since ~19th Apr 04: 240819 – Crash in mail.dll when checking mail Since ~24th Apr 04: 241609 – [Mac only] crash at 0x00706d68 NSGetModule + 0x2374 when selecting messages in INBOX Since ~10th May 04: 243167 – Platform-specific en-mac/unix/win.jar localization files not all included for each distribution Since ~12th May 04: 243442 – [Mac only] Crash on Mac OS X when sending e-mail Since ~25th May 04: 244601 – Mail inside local mailbox lost after getting mail from POP3 server Interesting bugs: Since ~18th Dec 00: 58612 – Need realtime spellchecking mechanism Since ~22nd May 01: 82118 – Tracking bug for Saving/Sending/Viewing HTML pages (e.g., as a single file, MHTML) Since ~5th Nov 02: 178506 – save original timestamp (last-modified date) on file downloads Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion) (29-7-2004) Linux builds: Official Linux (4-8-2004) Mac builds: Official Mac (4-8-2004)

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July 29th – July 31st Trunk Builds

Checkins: Fixed: 247552 – When upgrading to 0.7, problems not finding the 0.6 profile on OS X Fixed: 253617 – Options / General panel on Windows won’t remember any settings Fixed: 253490 – Turn on the new RSS extenions and add it to the installer… Fixed: 253786 – Race conditions when fetching new mail for a folder with multiple feeds Fixed: 253339 – Remove old program files when installing on top of an existing installation Fixed: 252468 – Remove outdated autostretch attribute from the tree Fixed: 253291 – Changes to preferences file not saved. Top critical & blocker bugs: Since ~19th Aug 03: 215183 – Program freezes when opening large (over 100K) messages Since ~26th Aug 03: 214342 – Program fails to display folders with large numbers of emails in them(13,000) Since ~22nd Sep 03: 219372 – The filename of the attachments become wrong with huge email i.e. 271 files – 2.5 Mb Since ~22nd Sep 03: 219689 – After login, gets stuck at “Getting server configuration info” Since ~6th Nov 03: 224878 – pop account permanently blocked with hourglass Since ~19th Apr 04: 240819 – Crash in mail.dll when checking mail Since ~24th Apr 04: 241609 – [Mac only] crash at 0x00706d68 NSGetModule + 0x2374 when selecting messages in INBOX Since ~10th May 04: 243167 – Platform-specific en-mac/unix/win.jar localization files not all included for each distribution Since ~12th May 04: 243442 – [Mac only] Crash on Mac OS X when sending e-mail Since ~25th May 04: 244601 – Mail inside local mailbox lost after getting mail from POP3 server Interesting bugs: Since ~18th Dec 00: 58612 – Need realtime spellchecking mechanism Since ~22nd May 01: 82118 – Tracking bug for Saving/Sending/Viewing HTML pages (e.g., as a single file, MHTML) Since ~5th Nov 02: 178506 – save original timestamp (last-modified date) on file downloads Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion) (29-7-2004) Linux builds: Official Linux (31-7-2004) Mac builds: Official Mac (31-7-2004)

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